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EXPLOSJON IN A TAIL ORING SHOP. HAPF ENINGS OVER TH E STATE What is Going On Here and There That is of Interest to the Read ers Throughout South Da kota and Vicinity. Gregory.—Gregory had a very nar row escape from a disasterous fire when the two-story building occupied by the Kull & Oldham locating firm and the Dite tailoring establishment was discovered to be burning. An alarm was turned in and the depart ment responded promptly, but after connections were made no water was forth-coming and investigation dis closed the fact that the hose joints were frozen. After several minutes delay a stream of water was finally put to play on the burning building, and in a short time the block was out of danger. The fire started in the cleaning department of the tailor shop, the origin being in rather a strange nature. Mr. Dite was working in the cleaning room and stepped into an other room to get warm. He started to poke the coals when his shirt sleeves 1 ecame ignited. Mr. Dite rushed in to the back room, where he had b»en working. Gas fumes filled the air and Ms entrance resulted in an explosion which ignited the whole room, and but for the timely assistance of a pass erby Mr. Dite would no doubt 3wve suffered serious injury. Veteran Drops Dead. Aberdeen.—Theodore Boardman, a pioneer of this (Brown) county, and veteran of the Civil War, prominent in G. A. R. circles, dropped dead at the home of his son here Tuesday. He was born in New York City in 1839. Four years ago he and his wife cele brated their golden wedding anniver sary, the wife dying a year later. Five grown children survive him. On the same day Lars Fagerness, aged 84, died at the home of his son, Peter Larson, at Westport, S. D. The aged man came here from Westby, "Wis., last fall to spend the winter with his children, another of whom is Mrs. C. A. Swanson, daughter of State Senator Swanson. of Aberdeen. Valuable Wagonload. Chamberlain.—Requiring a little money with which to purchase some coal and other articles, Philip Kogel, a Sanborn county farmer, loaded up a wagon with grain, turkeys and oth er poultry and cream and drove it to his market point. When an inven tory was made his grain, consisting of r.3 bushels of wheat, brought him twelve turkeys, $25.60 other poultry, $23 can of cream, $9.50, making a to tal of $113 which he received for the one wagonload. It was one of the most valuable wagonloads of produce marketed by a farmer ia South Dako ta this winter. Student Is Artist. Huron.—K. Lee Jones, a student in Huron college, is attracting no small attention from art lovers. Some time since he succeeded in making a most remarkable photograph of a Dakota sunset, and had it reproduced on pos tal cards. These found their way to various parts of the country, and as a result Mr. Jones is in receipt of many complimentary letters referring to the work. Art critics declare the photo to be one of the best cloud pic tures ever taken and submitted for critical examination. The picture will be produced in oil by a number of artists. Weds Girl Who Nursed Him. Pierre.—At the Grand Pacific hotel occurred the marriage of Napoleon Welcome of Fort Pierre, 72 years old, and Laura Brooks of Morristown, Minn., aged 18. Welcome is one of the older settlers at Fort Pierre, and has been married several times. He and his children by former marriages do not agree, and he had lived alone. Some time ago Welcome went to Mor ristown with a shipment of horses, and while at that place was badly in lured by one of the horses. Miss brooks assisted In caring for him while he was laid up by his iajwrtes. Wife Beater to Pen. Sioux Falls.—Peter Zeeb, coming from Bon Homme county, is the first wife beater ever lodged in the Sioux Falls penitentiary. He has been turn ed over to the warden, and will be required to serve one year at hard la bor for the offense. Zeeb had been lodged in jail for beating his wife at their home in Scotland, when he decid ed to enter a plea of guilty to the charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. This he did before Judge Tripp of the state circuit court, who gate Dim the sentence stated. Huron Team Home. Huron.—The Huron college basket ball team has returned from a week's tour through the southern part of the state and Iowa, having played the state university team at Vermillion, Morningside college at Sioux City, and Western Union college at LeMars. IVhile only one game, the one at Lo ll ars. resulted in a victory for Hu ron, the trip was not a discouraging tne, as the locals were pitted against three of the strongest twm* In South lakota and Iowa. **v RECEIVES PASTEUR TREATMENT Faulkton Boys Bitten During Mad Dog Scare. Aberdeen.—Drs. R. L. and B. C. Murdy have received the rabies vac cine from the Pasteur laboratory for the treatment of Robert G. Moore and Ralph Stonewall of Faulkton. who were bitten on February 1 during the mai dog scare at that place. The treatment will cover a period of 24 days. The first day three injections are given, the second and third days the patients receive two injections, and then on for 21 days one injection daily ia administered. Last September there was a "mad dog" scare at Faulkton, and the dog thought to have been infected with the rabies, or hydrophobia, was sent away to the state laboratory, but no returns were made. The last of Jan uary several more dogs were found in Faulkton that seemed to be infect ed with the disease, and last Thurs day one of them broke loose in the school house yard and bit six child ren, among them being the Moore and Stonewall boys. The other four vic tims were sent to the twin cities for treatment. Lead to Hold an Election. Lead.—On a petition of the voters, the city council has called a special election for February 20. at which it will be decided whether the city will have three or five commissioners this spring. Two years ago the city voted for the commission form of govern ment with live commissioners, the plan to go into effect in April next, but re cently sentiment in favor of three In stead of five commissioners has caus ed the call for a special election. Picture Show War. Yankton.—There is a moving pic ture war in Yankton. Two shows, the Lyric and the Scenic, have been run ning for several years, and recently Manager Brodt. of the Yankton thea ter, added a moving picture machine to his equipment to be used on othei than regular show nights. As a re sult the two houses are combining in their fight against him by each offer ing a free ticket to the other show with each ticket purchased. To Vote on the Plan. Hot Springs.—Hot Springs will not stop at one good stride forward this spring—already having secured free delivery of mail to begin May 1—it will now probably adopt the commis sion form of government. Petitions have been largely signed by the resi dents asking for an election to deter mine whether that plan shall be adopt, ed or not. and the city council has call ed an election to take place Feb. 20. Suicide at Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls.—Owing to poor health William Gilbert, aged 84, Shot and killed himself at the home of his adopted son, Elmer Gilbert, a well known resident of Sioux Falls. With out exciting the suspicions of mem bers of the family, he quietly secured possession of an old, rusty revolver, and .going to a woodshed in the rear of the house, fired a bullet into his brain, killing himself instantly. Publishing Company Dissolves. Dallas.—Through a deal that has just been completed as to details, the Rosebud Publishing company, owning and operating six newspapers in Greg ory and Tripp counties, will go out of business as a corporation and the properties of the company will be di vided among the stockholders of the former corporation—Ferd ReUjJipjtnn, B. A. Jackson and C. M. Rose.' Miller Saloon Problem. Miller.—The supreme court decision against the Miller saloon men has not closed the saloons here. The saloon men claim thirty days in which to ask a rehearing. Lawyers differ and the matter is creating wide interest. The officers have arrested one saloon man for illegal selling of liquor, and the other two may be arrested any day. Mysterious Disappearanee. Watertown.—Mystery together wfth a suspicion that he may have met with foul play, surrounds the sudden disap pearance from Goldfield, New, of Col. T. E. Eddy, a former resident of Wa tertown. and a brother of R. L. Eddy of this city. Col. Eddy will be well re membered by the older residents of Watertown. Fire Near Hurley. Hurley.—Reuben Woodward, a prominent farmer near Hurley, lost his fine home by fire. The family was at the home of a neighbor when the fire broke out. The building was in sured for $800, but there wfcs no In surance on the contents. Cheek from Mrs. HarriraJk^, Deadwood.—A check of $ .000 has been received from Mrs. E. H. Harri man as her pledged subscription to the fu-nd to build the auditorium here. Work on the building will probably fee commenced some time next month. To Have Big Sewer. Bridgewater.—By a unanimous vote the city council has passed a resolu tion favoring the construction of a Main street 6ewer extending four blocks. Work will begin with the opening of spring. Fall From Bridge ft Fatal. Ashton.—John SSullivan. of Marvin, a carpenter on the Milwaukee rail road, fell from a bridge here which he I was engaged in repairing, and was in 1 stantly killed. He was Si years old. land unmarried. A DALLAS, ORE., WOMAN TELLS OF DISAPPOINTMENTS MET WITH IN HER COAST HOME. OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST From the Capitol City, the Various State Institutions and Dif ferent Parts of the 8tate. Aberdeen.—The News is in receipt of a letter written by a woman resi dent of Dallas, Ore., which emphasizes the advice given in the editorial col umns of this paper on Wednesday, in which Dakotans who contemplate em igrating to the coast states are urged to "look before they leap." The writ er of the following letter formerly re sided at Hawley, Minn., a town of about SOO inhabitants a short distance east of Fargo, N. D. Last fall, the Writer of the letter, long-enamored of the coast country, moved with her family from Hawley to Dallas, Ore. The following le'.U* gives lier im pressions of her new home "Dallas, Ore., Feb. 3, 1912.—I'm getting so I loathe the west, and want to go back home, so don't be surprised If you hear from me one of these days that we are heading east again. This is no country at all. Nothing doing, except by real estate dealers. And where they find all their suckers, I'm sure I don't know. The farmers* places look worse than the shacks on the Dakota prairies, and the-people themselves are 25 years behind the times in many ways. Why, just think, the whole of this country of Polk has less autos than our little 2 by 4 town of Hawley back there. And there isn't an elevator in the state, I don't think. Think of using sacks all these years, to handle their grain! "Give me the Dakota* and Minne sota!" Good Roads Instead of Bad Ones. Aberdeen.—Residents of Perkins county, South Dakota, and Adams county, North Dakota, have started an agitation for an interstate highway extending the full length of the two counties, along the section line divid ing the two Dakotas. The residents of the two counties argue that under the present system, it is sometimes extremely difficult to secure concert ed action by the road authorities of the two counties to keep the road on the section line, which is also the state line, in decent repair. Accordingly, the legislative representatives of Ad ams county, in the North Dakota state legislature, and of Perkins county, in the South Dakota legisla ture, will work for the passage of a law in each state, providing that the road on the state line, from the east ern to the western boundary of the two states, a distance altogether of 3G6 miles, be made an interstate high way, kept in repair by a special appro priation from each state. The supporters of the movement ar gue that it would produce a magnifi cent highway, which would serve as an object lession in good road build ing:. They point cut the fact that there are 61 townships on each side of the state line the entire distance, making 122 separate township boards that must be consulted, under the present system, before concerted ac tion toward uniform road improve ment can be secured, and 16 county boards, eight on each side the line, to be consulted before bridges can be built. It is planned to introduce two bills worded identically alike when the legislative bodies of the Dakotas assemble next winter, and experts are now engaged in working out plans Speedy Action Asked. Deadwood.—Strenuous efforts are being made by the commercial clubs in the Black Hills to have the con gressional delegation in Washington restore in the forest service appro priation bill the $100,000 fund which has been used for fire fighting and which the house committee has Just eliminated. It is feared that should the amount be left out, that the Black Hills forest as well as many other forests in the western states would be left dependent on local resources to fight big timber fires, as all guards and other fire fighting employes would have to be discharged. Telegrams describing the necessity for speedy action are being sent by the various commercial bodies to Washington and hope is entertained that the house may be induced tojre lnsert the item. Recommends Appointments. Washington.—Senator Gamble has recommended the appointment of Mont Henkin, of Elk Point, as a ca det at the Anapolis naval academy. He has named Arthur H. Truxes, of Yankton, and Henry F. Meyers, of Watertown, as first and second alter nates, respectively. On Fish Distribution. Pierre.— The report of Game War den Bancroft will show that the gov ernment distributed nearly three million fish and fry In this state last year, locating them in different Streams and ponds. Of these nearly fialf were trout of different kinds in black Hills streams the next largest being pike in lakes in the eastern part of the state with over a million md a half the rest were small num bers of bass, perch, catfish, and Bun- Ish, which were generally located In onds in different place* la the state. WHAT SALARY SHALL BE PAID? Attorney General to Interpret Law Regulating Commissioners' Pay. Pierre.—"What is the salary of city commissioners in small towns? and why?" are questions up before the attorney general for an opinion. An examination of the provisions of chap ter 97 of the laws of the last, session, Biakes these hard questions to answer. The bill which was passed, signed and printed in the laws, in section 4 says: "In cities not exceeding In population 3,500, that shall elect to be governed by a board of three com missioners, in each case the salary of such commissioners shall be one thou sand ($1,000) dollars each per annum payable in equal monthly install ments except that the mayor shall receive a salary of twelve hundred (1,200) dollars per aunuam in equal monthly installments and, provided further, in cities not exceeding In population thirty-five hundred, that shall have elected to be governed by a board of three commissioners, the salary of such commissioners shall be four hundred ($400) dollars each per annum except that the mayor shall receive a salary of six hundred ($600) dollars per annum payable in equal monthly installments."' The query put up to the depart ment is the amount of salary due to commissioners of the towns under thirty-five hundred population, under the jjrovisions of thiB act. No Tainted Money for Lafferty. Congressman Lafferty of Oregon, who lias gained notoriety as a letter writer, and who was described the other day by a fellow representative as "a young man who spoke himself into congress and who has written himself into oblivion," usually eats his breakfast at a certain Washington ho tel every morning. Mr. Lafferty has introduced a new custom which is of great Interest to the waiters. He is always served with a finger bowl at the end of his meals, but he does not use it for the purpose of rinsing the tips of his fingers. He waits until his check nas been paid and the water returns wth the change. He then se lects whatever coin is to be given as a tip and hands it to the man with the apron. After that he takes the re maining coins, carefully washes them in the finger bowl, dries them on his napkin and puts them in His pocket. Mr. Laffertv's friends say that he never did take any tainted money and never will. He won't even stand for germs.—Brookyn Eagle. Queen Alexandra Happy. Quern Alexandra is delighted to think she will again have the royal children under her cdre while the king and queen are in India at the end of the year. Christmas will be passed at Sandringham, and almost immediately afteryvard her majesty will bring her grandchidren to Marlborough house in order that they may visit the pan tomimes and other entertainments. Though somewhat indulgent. Queen Alexandra maintains discipline among her grandchldren, and even the prince of Wales will find that he has to sub mit to her ruling. It had been sug gested that the prince of Wales and Prince Albert should have a small household of their own at York cot tage in the absence of their parents, but his majesty has decided that they are too young for this, so that the two princes will stay at Sandringham with their sister and younger brothers. Royal Photographers. Like her sister, Queen Alexandra, the dowager empress of Russia is an adept at photography. Once Queen Al exandra was snappng some of her rel atives while on a visit to Windsor, and the dowager empress, producing her camera, essayed to obtain a picture of the unconscious queen. She was pre paring to snap when Queen Mary, then the princess of Wales, came Quietly behind and, raising her own camera, took her royal aunt in the act. On the same plate was a picture of Queen Alexandra, also snap-shot ting. The dowager empress has the negative, which she calls "The Biters Bit." Flaubert's First Novel. Many hitherto unpublished wortes by Gustave Flaubert have appeared of recent years. None of them has been devoid of interest, but "Novem bre," now published by Conrad, is noteworthy. It was Flaubert's first novel, written in 1842, when he was 21, and before all else a dreamer and lyrist. The story is of a young man who has lived in the realm of imag ination.—Tie Athenaeum. Choice of Friends. Much certainty of the happiness and purity of our lives depends on our making a wise choice of our compan ions and friends. It is well and right, indeed, to be courteous and consid erate to every one with whom one Is thrown in contact, but to choose them as real friends is another matter. If our friends are badly chosen they will drag us down if well they will raise ns up_—Sir John Lubbock. Practical Domestic 8cieiWi/ "What is this domestic science inquired the engaged girl. "It con sists of making hash out of the left over meat and croquettes out of the left-over hash," explained her more experienced friend.—Pittsburgh Post Australia Claims Healthiest City. Sydney, Australia, is claimed to be the healthiest city in the world. At the Australian Medical congress, held recently, it was stated that the towr has the lowest any cU| in the world. FIGHT ON TYPHOID Efforts Being Made to Check Spread of Disease. Soldiers in the Regular Army, Officers and Enlisted Men In the Navy, and Hundreds of Militiamen Are Being Vaccinated. Washington.—The government has demonstrated that typhoid fever prev* alent all over the United1 States, and a tremendous tax upon the life as well as the finances of the nation, may be prevented by vaccination. It has already made thousands of men im mune to the disease and thousands more should be vaccinated against the ravages of the life-sapping disease, ac cording to eminent scientists in the employ of the government. At present, soldiers In the regular army, officers and some enlisted men in the navy, and hundreds of militia men are submitting to vaccination against typhoid. When one realizes, that, out of 1,500 soldiers Inoculated with typhoid vaccine in Texas last year in a district in which many un vaccinated persons died of the disease, not one contracted the malady, one is impressed with the remarkable sue* cess of the life-saving serum. Typhoid fever is the bane of all large cities. Small towns are often decimated by an epidemic of the dis ease. Travelers fall prey to the nox ious typhoid germs in all sections of the country. Under present conditions of sanitation, save in few places, no one is proof against an attack of the often fatal typhoid germs. Cities have spent millions upon mil lions of dollars in trying to fight ty phoid fever by creating pure water supplies. In some cases, such as in Washington, for instance, millions were spent in purifying the water sup ply so as to reduce the mortality from typhoid fever without, however, suc ceeding in lowering the death rate from the disease. In small towns, where typhoid epi demics have taken away a large per centage of the inhabitants, steps have been taken by sanitary engineers to prevent future epidemics. In many cases, however, these preventive meth ods have been useless, for the fever has broken out anew at times when Vaccinating 8oldlers With Typhoid Serum. the people felt most secure,against Its ravages. Typhoid vaccine, therefore, has been hailed as a blessing by dwellers in these small towns, although it has not been used by them to any great extent. According to eminent government officials, the annual toll of typhoid fever in the United States, which runs well up into tho thousands, is an ab solute waste of life. Were 10,000 lives claimed annually by football, by box ing, by war, by fire-fighting, or by per sons being caught by fire in moving picture theaters, the people of the country would rise up in wrath and de mand that such fatalities cease with out any delay. Take dellrous typhoid fever, which, when not fatal, often leaves its victims handicapped for life, and the people are more tolerant, al though the disease may be prevented, as may the fires in moving picture shows or the fatal accidents on foot ball fields. While anti-typhoid vaccination Is ab solutely infallible under certain limi tations in the protection of the indi vidual, the government and many of the public health officers in the larger citieA of the country are of the opin ion that anti-typhoid vaccination should not, at this time at least, be come general in the big cities. They fear, that, should the citizens of a large city become vaccinated as a wholo against typhoid fever, the city as a whole would become careless in sanitary matters. The government wants it distinctly understood that typhoid vaccination should not lessen the sanitary precau tions at the bedside in cases of the fe ver, the disinfections of the typhoid excreta In the household, the keep ing of water supplies, both private and public, free from contamination, tho purification of public water supplies where Impurities are indicated, and the supervision of the production and Bale of milk, and other foodstuffs. Health officers are well aware that, the moment there Is the least let-up •in the enforcement of sanitary regula rtions, epidemics follow. SURELY HARD MAN TO PLEASE Artist Did Hie Best, but. Somehow Managing Editor Would Not Be Satisfied. An artist waa drawing a cartoom wherein the flag of our nation played a large part. He drew the flag, first time, with five stars in the blue field and took it to the managing editor, who promptly let out a yelp. "Wadye think this country is," saM the managing editor, "a trust?" "What's the trouble?" asked the •rtist. "Trouble," bellowed the managing editor, "why, we need more state, stars, stars!" So the artist brought the picture back and this time he had 117 starB in it by actual count. ..• The managing editor felt his head and choked slightly. s "What do you think you're' draw ing?" he asked at last. "You're the hardest man to please I ever met in my life," said the artist Indignantly "first it's too few and then it's too many. How many stars do you want, anyway?" MAKING THE M08T OP IT. Cholly—Is your sister engaged title evening? Willie—Sure. She's been engaged every evening since leap year started. What the Copy Boy Wrote. Representative Dan Anthony of Kansas, publisher of the Leavenworth Times, once had an office boy who yearned to know how to use a type writer—which accomplishment, the boy figured, would make him a regular reporter. Anthony turned an old broken-dow* machine over to him, says the Wasfe-. ington Herald, and bade him learn to run it. "What'll I write?" the boy asked. "Oh, just take some sentence, any sentence at all," Anthony told him, "and see how long it will take you to fill a page with It." The boy set to work. An hour or two later Anthony chanced to notice the page on which the lad had been working. From top to bottom of the sheet, and from margin to margin, the boy had written one sentence over and over again until there was scarcely a white 8pot visible on the paper. The sentence the boy had selected to prac tice with was: "Who the invent ed school?" Dental Operation on Pony# A remarkable operation has 'Been performed by a Wanstead (Eng.) vet erinary surgeon on a pony which had a bad fracture of the lower jaw. After injecting cocaine and wiring the teeth together, the surgeon drilled a hole through the jawbone, and the broken parts were then firmly drawn togeth er by strong silver wire. The pony is expected to make a complete re» covery. A TROUBLE MAKER Coffee Poison Breeds Variety of Ills. A California woman who didn't know for twenty years what kept her ill, writes to tell how she won back her health by quitting coffee: "I am 54 years old," she says, "have used coffee all my life, and for 20 years suffered from indigestion and insomnia. Life was a burden and a drag to me all the time, and about once a year my ailments got such hold upon me that I was regularly 'sick in bed' for several weeks each time. "I was reluctant to conclude that coffee was the cause of my trouble, but I am thankful that I found out the truth. "Then I determined to use Postum exclusively—for a week at first—for I doubted my ability to do without cof fee for any length of time. I made the Postum carefully, as directed, and before the week expired had my TP- ward in a perceptible increase in strength and spirits. "Seeing the good that my short ex periment had accomplished, I resolved to continue the use of Postum, cutting out the coffee entirely. This I did for nine months, finding, daily, Increased cause for gratification at my steadily Improving health. My indigestion grad ually left me, my sleep returned, I gained 26 pounds in weight, my color changed from sallow to a fresh, rosy hue and life became a blessing. "Thea I thought I would try coffee again, and did so for a few weeks. The punishment for deserting my good friend, Postum, was a return of my old troubles. "That taught me wisdom, and I am now and shall be all my life hereafter using Postum exclusively and enjoy ing the benefits It brings me." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. "There's a reason," and it is explain ed in the little book, "Tho Road to WellvlUe," in pkga. Ever read the abav* letterf A new eae appear* from time to tlae. They ere sreaatae, trae, ami fall of kswui late rent.